phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2009
12 oz. can from South Bay Drugs. Pours opaque black with a small brown head that heaves a nice film on the top the entire time. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, roasted malts, coffee, hops, smoked meats, and berries. Flavor of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, bitter hops, dark fruit, and alcohol. This has a lot of nice flavors but doesn’t do much to mask the booze. Full bodied, slick, and oily. Rich, bitter, and roasty- and fortunately not too roasty or smoky. Nice beer. chemicalcraig (7) - Eugene/Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2009 does not count
Pours thick black viscous oily. No head. Opaque, dark black. Aroma: Roasted, Sweet coffee and cream, licorice.
Flavor: Roasted coffee, slight smoke, light ash, moderately low bitterness, dark caramel, scotch, low alcohol, medium dry.
Mouthfeel: Full mouthfeel, oily.
Overall: Great Imp. Stout. Sweet and roasty, almost burnt impression with low alcohol and moderate bitterness. Great balance. Beerdrinker79 (2218) - Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2009
12 oz can- Pours black with a great roasted tan head and decent lacing, aroma is chocolate and coffee. The flavor is exactly what I love in a Imperial stout, bold, deep, complex, I could go on and on, and it comes in a can! I just had Beer Valley Black Flag Imperial Stout just before this, and that beer sucked compared to this liquid gold, and Ten Fidy was a quarter the price, go figure. dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2009
I’m always at war with big stouts and which ones are better than others. This one just got moved into the top 3 for stouts. It’s got a dark syrupy pour that has an aroma of chocolate, coffee, and subtle hints of oats(just as the description suggests) The 9.4%ABV is not overpowering at all, which makes it that much more enjoyable. cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Can’t rate the appearance because the can is not clear, duh. OK, pours opaque black with minimal head. Dark tan head that recedes quickly. Aroma is a strange marriage of chocolate and hops. Dark fruits present. Flavor very chocolaty. Strong, bitter finish from the hops. Kind of a strange hop dance in the middle. I doubt the 98 IBU claim. The hops blend much too well in this beer to be that high. Not as thick as moist RIS, but still considered heavy. Carbonation a little prickly. Overall, a great imp. I hate hops in my stout, but this is the only hoppy stout that strikes a great balance.
drfabulous (8591) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Thought I had reviewed this. Pitch black. Coffee. Deep dark taste. Fantastic. GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2009
Deep black with very thin brown head. Rich malty aroma with roast and chocolate. Full bodied flavor of coffee, mocha, bitter chocolate and toffee. Slight alcohol warmth and long finish GrungyBob (62) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2009
I can’t believe this beer came in a can. pours like used motor oil with thick brown head. Roma Strong smokey sweetness and black licorice. Burnt sugar. Flavor just like the aroma sweetness with lots of booze that tingles the tongue finishes with smokiness. Its like a taste of old strong cold coffee - just lingers and lingers. Why cant we get this beer in Ohio finol (3500) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
Can at Akkurat, Stockholm.
Pours black with a big dark brown head.
Aroma of chocolate, malt and a hint of smoke.
Taste of chocolate, coffe, malt sweetness and some alcohol.
Not very imperial... hirigalzkar (3271) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
Can. Black with very dark head. This stout has got a little of everything. Vanilla, chocolate, vinous alcohol, some smoke and bitter chocolate in the aftertaste.